Police & Fire

Scotch Plains Swears in Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Joseph Rodrigues

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Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith (left) reads the oath of office to Fire Battalion Chief Joseph Rodrigues. Credits: Sean Conklin
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Scotch Plains Fire Battalion Chief Joseph Rodrigues was joined by his family on Tuesday evening as he was sworn into his new position. Credits: Sean Conklin
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Fire Battalion Chief Joseph Rodrigues reads his oath to office on Tuesday evening Credits: Sean Conklin
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Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick introduces Fire Battalion Chief Joseph Rodrigues before he is sworn in. Credits: Sean Conklin
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Joseph Rodrigues was sworn in by Mayor Al Smith as Battalion Chief of the Scotch Plains Fire Department on Tuesday evening during the Council Meeting with his family by his side.

Last month, Rodrigues was serving his Marine Reserve duties in the Middle East while several of his fellow comrades were sworn in. 

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